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Using World War I to Prove the Incompetence of State Militaries

StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/12/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy uses examples from Dan Carlin’s amazing podcast, Hardcore History , to illustrate the flaws with state-provided military services.
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Like Most Government Central-Planning Schemes, Zoning Laws Raise the Cost of Living

U.S. History

Blog09/12/2019

Rising property values are nice for those who own property, but they raise the barriers to home ownership and business startups for everybody else.

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Negative Interest Rates and Financial Repression

Blog09/11/2019

These are the two major policies of financial repression currently in use: negative interest rates and quantitative easing.

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The Broken Windows of America’s Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2019

While it’s easy to see how much we’re spending over there, it’s harder to see what we could be doing with all of those resources if we weren’t creating more problems abroad. We need to transform the way we think about our foreign policy and take Bastiat’s cue to try to “see the unseen.”

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The Central Banks Lift House Prices and Rents, But Not Everywhere

Central banks have been at the center of the world's rapidly inflating housing prices.

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How the World Views Libertarianism

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog09/10/2019

Among themselves, libertarians often see important dividing lines among various factions in terms of social views and lifestyles. But most on the outside define libertarianism as being overwhelmingly for one thing: excessive and "dogmatic" devotion to free markets.

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